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Jesse Pridgen, Sr

Male 1744 - 1816  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Jesse Pridgen 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born ca 1744  Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Guardianship Mar-Jun 1762  Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mar-Jun 1762. Thomas Pridgen appointed Guardian to David Pridgeon, Sala Pridgeon, Jesse Pridgeon, William Pridgeon & Drury Pridgeon, Orphans of William Pridgeon giving Security in the sum of £1000. Proc Thomas Horn & James Ricks Sec. 
    • Weynette Parks Haun. Edgecombe County North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1744 thru 1762, Book I ( Durham, NC, n. p., 1985), 103.
    Occupation 1787  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Served as a constable. 
    Census 1790  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1790 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Sheet 18-19
    1790 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Sheet 18-19
    --David Pridgen-- 2 free white males of 16 years and upward, including head of families; 1 free white male under 16; 4 free white females including heads of families; 5 slaves, total 12 household members.

    --Drury Pridgen-- 1 free white male of 16 years and upward, including head of families; 4 free white females including heads of families, total 5 household members.

    Jesse Pridgen, 3 free white males under 16, 1 free white male 16 and over, 5 free white free females, 4 slaves, total 13 household members.
    Census 1800  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Halifax twp, p 115.  
    1800 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Hallifax, Sheet 115
    1800 Census for Nash County, North Carolina, Hallifax, Sheet 115
    --Jesse Pridgen-- 1 free white male under 10, 2 free white males 10-15, 1 free white males 16 thru 25, 1 free white male 45 and over; 1 free white females under 10, 1 free white females 16-25, 1 free white females 45 and over; 1 slave, 4 household members under 16; 2 household members over 25; Total Household members was 9.

    --Drewey Pridgen-- 1 free white males 26 thru 44, 4 free white females under 10, 2 free white females 10-15, 1 free white female 26-44, 6 household members under 16; 2 household members over 25; Total Household members was 9.

    --Hardy Pridgen-- 2 free white males under 10, 2 free white males 10-15, 1 free white males 26 thru 44, 4 free white females 16-25, 2 slaves, 6 household members under 16; 2 household members over 25; Total Household members was 9.
    Will 1 Feb 1816  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In the name of God amen the First day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. I, Jesse Pridgen in the county of Nash and state of North Carolina being in health and Perfect mind Thanks be given to God for the same therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say. Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian Like manner at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and divide and dispose of the same in the following manner and form viz. Item: I give to Patrick H. Pridgen one hundred and twenty-five acres of land at the lower end of the old plantation. Item: I give to Colen E. Pridgen one hundred and twenty-five acres of land at the upper end of the above-mentioned plantation. Item: I give to Jesse Pridgen two hundred and fifty acres of land whereon he now lives. Item: I lend unto my dearly beloved wife Mary Pridgen two hundred and fifty acres of land the plantation whereon I now live during her lifetime and after her decease, my will is for it to be equally divided between my three sons Jesse Pridgen and Patrick H. Pridgen and Colen E. Pridgen. Item: I lend to my wife Mary Pridgen one negro man by the name of George during her lifetime and after her decease, my will is for him to be sold and equally divided between all my children. Item: It is my will and desire that as much of my Property as shall be sufficient to pay my just and lawful debts shall be sold to pay them and after my debts are maid the Remainder of my property I want it Sold and equally divided between all my children and my wife. I want them all to have an equal part. Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint Drewery Pridgen and Hardy Pridgen my whole and sole executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the first day of February one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.
    Signed sealed in presence of Jesse Pridgen (SEAL) Saml WW Vick, David Winstead, John Wells

    State of North Carolina Nash County Court, Pleas & Quarter Session Aug. Term 1823. The foregoing was duly proven in open court by the oath of Sam. WW Vick one of the subscribing witness thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded as the last Will and Testament of Jesse Pridgen dec'd Attest: __Blount And is recorded in obedience thereto Attest __Blount.  
    • (1) Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin. Abstracts of Will Book I, Nash County, North Carolina 1778-1868 (Rocky Mount, NC: Joseph W. Watson, [1967]), p 86. [Will Book I-312] (2) Stephen E. Bradley, Jr, abst. The Wills of Nash County, North Carolina, Vol I, 1777-1848 (Keysville, VA: Stephen E. Bradley, 1992), 65. [Original Nash County Wills Books, known as “Retired Will Books” on microfilm at North Carolina Archives. #334] Will Book 1777-1848, p 334.
    Died 1 Feb 1816  Greene Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misc 29 Jul 1818  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Colen Edward Pridgen was [the] son of Jesse Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 92. [Nash County Deed Book 10-22]
    Misc 29 Jul 1818  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jesse Pridgen deed of gift to his daughter, Rodah Pridgen, and to his sons, Jesse Pridgen, Patrick Henry Pridgen, and Colen Edward Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 92. [Nash County Deed Book 10-21]
    Misc 29 Jul 1818  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jesse Pridgen was [the] son of Jesse Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 92. [Nash County Deed Book 10-22]
    Misc 29 Jul 1818  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patrick Henry Pridgen was [the] son of Jess Pridgen. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 92. [Nash County Deed Book 10-20]
    Probate Aug 1823  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probated in Aug Court 1823. Patrick H. Pridgen - 125 acres. Colen E. Pridgen - 125 acres. Jesse Pridgen - 250 acres where he now lives. Wife, Mary Pridgen - lend to her 250 acres where I now live; then to be divided among my 3 sons; lend to her negro man George who, after her death, to be sold & money to go to "all my children." Es. Drewry Pridgen, Hardy Pridgen. Wit. Saml. W.W. Vick, David Winstead, John Wells. 
    • Ruth Smith Williams and Margarette Glenn Griffin, Abstracts of Will Book I, Nash County, North Carolina 1778-1868 (Rocky Mount, NC: J. W. Watson, 1967), 86.
    Property, Real 30 Sep 1828  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jesse Pridgen, Jr, Patrick H. Pridgen, and Cullen Pridgen were heirs of Jesse Pridgen, Sr, who lent his home tract to Rhoday Pridgen for her lifetime. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 138. [Nash County Deed Book 13-237]
    Property, Real 18 Mar 1829  Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jesse Pridgen, Jr, Patrick Pridgen, and Cullen Pridgen were heirs of Jesse Pridgen, Sr, decd; Rhoday Pridgen was left a life time estate in the land. 
    • Joseph W. Watson. Kinfolks of Nash County, North Carolina, 1778-1854 (Durham, NC: Fisher-Harrison Corp., 1979), 140. [Nash County Deed Book 13-330]
    Person ID I10204  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 

    Father William Asbury Pridgen, Sr.,   b. ca 1700, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1762, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Martha Catherine Horn,   b. ca 1719, Bertie, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1759, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married ca 1730  Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Batchelor,   b. ca 1754, Norfolk Co, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Greene Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1769  Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jordan R. Dodd. North Carolina Marriages: Early to 1800 (Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 1990), 362.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Pridgen,   b. ca 1775, Edgecombe, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1847, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +2. Peter William Pridgen,   b. ca 1776, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1818, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    +3. Colen Edward Pridgen,   b. ca 1790, Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1855, Gadsden Co, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. Jesse Pridgen, Jr,   b. ca 1785, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1855, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     5. Rhoda Pridgen,   b. ca 1786, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1848  (Age ~ 62 years)
     6. Patrick Henry Pridgen,   b. ca 1790, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1830, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     7. Annis Pridgen,   b. ca 1791, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1860, Nash Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F7878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1744 - Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship - Mar-Jun 1762. Thomas Pridgen appointed Guardian to David Pridgeon, Sala Pridgeon, Jesse Pridgeon, William Pridgeon & Drury Pridgeon, Orphans of William Pridgeon giving Security in the sum of £1000. Proc Thomas Horn & James Ricks Sec. - Mar-Jun 1762 - Edgecombe Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1816 - Greene Co, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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